Wt Wealth Management, LLC

CRD#169566
Investment Advisor Firm

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Overview

Wt Wealth Management, LLC is a financial advisory firm headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Wt Wealth Management, LLC controls $138.6 million in total assets across 640 client accounts, making it a mid-tier firm in the United States by assets under management (AUM). The company has a small group of 13 employees, including 11 financial advisors. Wt Wealth Management, LLC does not act as a registered broker-dealer, meaning the firm cannot buy and sell securities for its clients' and own accounts and instead is required to go through a broker-dealer company to do so. Securities are defined as tradable financial assets like equities, bonds and options.

Wt Wealth Management, LLC manages the majority of its accounts on a discretionary basis. Discretionary management is a structure in which buy and sell judgments for the client's account are made by a portfolio manager without needing to seek client consent. The company also administers 58 non-discretionary accounts with a total of $2.3 million in assets. The investment advisory firm's average account size is $216,530. An average advisor at Wt Wealth Management, LLC manages about 58 client accounts, placing it towards the middle in terms of personalization.

The company's headquarters is located at 7161 East Rancho Vista Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251. Wt Wealth Management, LLC is legally allowed to provide services to clients throughout 9 states, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Nevada, New York, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Assets Under Management

$138.6 million

Number of Advisors

11

Fee Structure

Asset-based, Hourly

Disclosures

No

Office Location

7161 East Rancho Vista Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Wt Wealth Management, LLC by the Numbers

Total Assets Under Management

$138.6 million

National Average: $3.3 billion
Total Number of Employees

13

National Average: 4,943
Total Number of Accounts

640

National Average: 2,522
Average Account Size

$216.5 thousand

National Average: $1.3 million

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Products and Services

Wt Wealth Management, LLC provides multiple services, including financial planning services, portfolio management for individuals and small businesses, publication of newsletters and educational seminars. In the last financial year, Wt Wealth Management, LLC provided financial planning services to 1-10 of its customers. The firm does not sell products or offer services apart from investment advice to its investment advisory customers. It is also affiliated with a number of other service providers in the financial services industry, including with an accountant or accounting firm.

Core Advisor Services

  • Offered by 45% of firms

    Financial Planning Services

    This is the process of planning for your financial future, including for events such as retirement, your child's college education or estate succession.

  • Offered by 63% of firms

    Portfolio Management

    This is the selection and management of an investment mix and portfolio strategy for individuals and small businesses.

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    Market Timing Services

    This is the practice of attempting to make short-term profits on investments by buying low and selling high.

Other Services

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    Selection of Other Advisors

    This is the firm's assistance with choosing other advisors to work with who may have different specialties.

  • Offered by 4% of firms

    Publication of Periodicals

    This is the publication of various financial education materials.

  • Offered by 10% of firms

    Educational Seminars/Workshops

    This is the hosting of seminars or workshops to educate investors on financial concepts.

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Fee Structure

A financial advisor's fees usually are based on which services the firm provides the client. Fees billed by the firm most likely consist of the following fee types: asset-based or hourly. Wrap fee programs, or the practice of bundling services for a single fee, are not offered by the company.

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  • Offered by 75% of firms

    Percentage of Assets

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    This fee, which is the most common fee type charged by advisors for portfolio management, is based on the amount of assets you have under management. Also referred to as an asset-based fee, this fee typically ranges from 0.50%-2.00% of AUM annually. You'll typically pay a lower rate the more assets you have under management.

  • Offered by 37% of firms

    Hourly

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    Like a lawyer, a financial advisor may charge you by the hour. This can be helpful if you are only looking for short-term or one-time advice. Rates typically range from $100-$300 per hour, depending on the complexity and level of services needed.

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    Commissions

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    Occasionally, advisors earn commissions from selling financial products, such as securities or insurance policies, or making certain referrals or transactions. Advisors who earn commissions may be incentivized to make certain recommendations to clients in order to make a commission. Fee-only advisors do not earn commissions, while fee-based advisors may.

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    Performance-based

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    Advisors only earn performance-based fees if a portfolio outperforms a defined benchmark. This fee may be calculated in a number of ways but most commonly is charged as a percentage of investment profits. Performance-based fees may incentivize advisors to make riskier decisions in order to generate higher returns.

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    Subscription

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    Firms generally charge this fee for educational materials provided, such as a monthly magazine. This can be useful if you want to learn about investing or financial management on your own.

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    Fixed

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    Fixed fees are a one-time, lump sum charged for a specific service, like the creation of a financial plan without subsequent implementation. This can be useful if you only need advice for one specific purpose, rather than a long-term advisor. Fixed fees usually range from $1,000 to $3,000.

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    Other

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    Firms can sometimes charge customers using non-traditional fee structures. See this firm's Form ADV for more details.

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Types of Clients

The company provides services to retail investors, high net worth investors and pension plans. Out of its 640 accounts, Wt Wealth Management, LLC's biggest client group by number of accounts is retail investors, but it also caters to 28 high-net-worth individuals. A high-net-worth individual is defined by the SEC as an individual who has at least $750,000 in AUM or a net worth of at least $1.50 million or who counts as a "qualified purchaser" (a standard met by having at least $5 million in investments). None of its customers are represented by non-U.S. persons.

  • High-Net-Worth Individuals* - 4.84%
  • Other Individuals - 93.08%
  • Corporations - 2.08%
  • Charitable Organizations - 0%

* The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) defines a high-net-worth individual as someone who has at least $750,000 under management.

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Disclosures

Wt Wealth Management, LLC does not have any disclosures.

Please visit its Form ADV for more details.

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This content was compiled from the SEC and FINRA